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  • Guidance

Epilepsy and Homelessness

Guidance for healthcare professionals examines the particular needs of homeless people living with epilepsy.

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  • Guidance
  • Publication

Foot Health

This guidance addresses the specific care of conditions affecting the feet of homeless people.

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  • Guidance

Oral Health and Homelessness

A learning resource created by the QNI in partnership with dentists and community nurses exploring common oral health conditions affecting people who are homeless.

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  • Poster

Oral health patient guide

A simple two page colour poster to inform service users about oral health.

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  • Guidance
  • Learning resource

Dual Diagnosis Learning Brief

A learning guidance slide presentation compiled by the QNI. Dual Diagnosis is a term used to describe patients with severe mental illness and problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

  • Guidance

Homelessness: applying All Our Health guidance

A toolkit of best practice guidance for nurses on key public health issues created by the Department of Health, with input from the QNI's Homeless Health Programme.

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  • Guidance
  • Publication

Food, nutrition and homelessness

The purpose of this guidance is to help practitioners recognise and screen for nutritional need among single homeless people and homeless families.

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  • Guidance

Homelessness and the Criminal Justice System

This guidance explains how the healthcare issues of those engaging with criminal justice system are addressed and provides links to further information.

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  • Guidance

Safeguarding Homeless Families

A guidance paper to help practitioners identify the needs of homeless families, and propose interventions and solutions that will act as a safeguard for families who are homeless, thus embedding good practice in service delivery.

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  • Consultation
  • Guidance
  • Learning resource

Homelessness and Hospital Discharge

In 2014 The Queen’s Nursing Institute surveyed over 180 nurses who work directly with people who are homeless to get their views of current hospital discharge arrangements. This document captures their feedback.

  • Consultation
  • Guidance
  • Learning resource

Antimicrobial Resistance

The Queen’s Nursing Institute’s Homeless Health Network shared their views on effective behaviour change strategies on antimicrobial resistance, when working with homeless and vulnerable patients.

  • Guidance
  • Learning resource

Assessment Tool

Assessing the health of people who are homeless

  • Case study

In-hostel care service

The Three Boroughs Primary Healthcare Team are a nurse led outreach team providing services for homeless and vulnerable groups.

  • Case study

Nurse-led Primary Healthcare Model in Hastings

The Hastings Homeless Service runs five sessions a week staffed by volunteers and healthcare professionals, including nurses.

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  • Case study

Case Study: Complex Needs Officer

A Complex Needs Officer provides advice, support and partnership work around mental health to vulnerable groups in the community.

  • Case study

Respite and Intermediate Care Support Service

Bradford Respite and Intermediate Care Support Service (BRICSS) is an intermediate care facility providing respite accommodation for vulnerable patients on discharge from hospital.

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  • Case study

Social Enterprise model

Primary Care is delivered at a specialist GP Practice which has 1000 patients registered, with good coordination with the other GPs in Leicester.

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  • Case study

A wet clinic model in Bristol

Compass Health provides confidential healthcare, advice and support for homeless people in Bristol.

  • Case study
  • Project

An outreach nursing model in High Wycombe

The service offers housing and support for homeless people with complex needs including addiction, a history of offending, and with issues around mental or physical health.

  • Case study
  • Project

Health Champions for the Homeless

The use of ‘health champions’ has proven to have a significant impact on fellow users’ attitudes and knowledge about health, accepting of lifestyle advice and access to medical care, especially in primary care.

  • Case study
  • Project

Hepatitis B Community Clinic

The aim of the project was to develop a specialist, nurse-led GP practice based viral Hepatitis service within Lambeth and Southwark.

  • Case study
  • Project

English for Health

This project sought to improve the health care of non-English speaking patients, and reduce inequality of access to health care within South Warwickshire. It taught patients health-related English to reduce reliance on translation services.

  • Report

Young Homeless People on Healthcare

A report based on a focus group held in Birmingham in 2015.

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  • Case study

A success story

One Homeless Health Nurse’s inspiring story

  • Report

QNI Homeless Health Education Scoping Report

A scoping report on homelessness in nursing education based on a survey of universities offering BSc Nursing.

  • Publication
  • Report

Men’s Health – Nurse led Projects in the Community

A report aiming to provide information and guidance to community nurses who want to work more effectively on men's health.

  • Guidance
  • Learning resource

Homeless Families Learning Resource

A Learning Resource for Public Health Nurses

  • Guidance

Homeless Families Toolkit

A Toolkit for Public Health Nurses

  • Consultation
  • Publication
  • Report

Nursing Care for People Experiencing Homelessness

A Survey of the QNI Homeless Health Network

Homeless Health Network Report Launched

A Survey of the QNI Homeless Health Network

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  • Guidance
  • Publication
  • Transition
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  • Guidance
  • Publication
  • Transition

Chapter 2: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 2 - Making the transition

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  • Guidance
  • Publication
  • Transition
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  • Guidance
  • Publication
  • Transition
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  • Guidance
  • Publication
  • Transition

Chapter 5: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 5 - The effective multidisciplinary team

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  • Guidance
  • Publication
  • Transition

Chapter 6: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 6 - Working with people at risk of harm

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  • Guidance
  • Publication
  • Transition

Chapter 7: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 7 - Responding to policy and capturing evidence

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  • Guidance
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Chapter 8: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 8 - Developing your career

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